GLACIERS

Bara Shigri: This glacier is located in the Chandra valley of Lahaul which feeds to the river Chenab and is the largest glacier in Himachal Pradesh. It is about 3 km wide and 25 km long. It is said that in the year 1936 this glacier caused a great havoc in Chandra valley and formed a large lake known as Chander Taal. The other prominent glacier of Chandra valley in Lahaul are— Chota Shigri, Pacha, Kulti, Shipting, Ding Karmo, Tapn, Gyephang, Shili, Bolunag and Shamundri. Kulti glacier is near Kokhsar.The Milang glacier to the North of Kulti is located between Darcha and Khekrar. Taragiri glacier is also located near Milang glacier. Glaciers are called ‘Shigri’ in local language.
Bhadal Glacier: This glacier is located on the South-Western slopes of the PirPanjal range in the Bara Banghal area of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.This glacier feeds the river Bhadal.
Chandra Glacier: This glacier is located on the slopes of the main Himalayas in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. This Glacier is responsible for forming Chandra Taal Lake and has originally been separated from Bara Shigri glacier. It feeds the river Chandra, which along with Bhaga forms the Chenab.
Bhaga Glacier :
This glacier is located on the slopes of the main Himalayan range in Lahaul area of Himachal Pradesh. The river Bhaga originates from this glacier. It is 25 km long.The main glaciers in Pattan valley are Shilla, Kukti, Lainghar, Doksha and Nilkant. The important glaciers of the Bhaga valley are Milang, Mukkila, Lady of Keylong and Gangstang.
The lady of Keylong:
This glacier is situated at an altitude of about 6061 mts, which can be seen from Keylong and is very popular among tourists. It was named so by ‘Lady Elashainghday’ about a century ago during British Raj.
Gora Glacier
This glacier is situated on the South-facing slopes of the main Himalayan range of Himachal Pradesh. Gora glacier has receded in the recent past due to a negative mass balance.
Sonapani
This glacier is only about five and a half km from the confluence of Kulti Nala and has been surveyed twice. First in 1906 by Walker and Pascoe and second time in 1957 by Kurion and Munshi from the Geological Survey of India. Sonapani glacier is visible from the Rohtang Pass.
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